Category Archives: volcanoes

Earthquake-Volcanic Eruption Report: Hawai’i

My USGS Earthquake Notification Service email inbox has been going on overtime. There has been a swarm of earthquakes on the southeastern part of the big island, with USGS volcanologists hypothesizing about magma movement and suggesting that an eruption may … Continue reading

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#EarthquakeReport Mariana Trench!

Earlier this year, there was an intermediate depth earthquake along the Mariana Trench with a magnitude of M 7.7. I was traveling and did not have the opportunity to prepare a report at the time. While getting together my annual … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: Japan Update #2

Here is an update to the seismicity from the past couple of days in Kyushu Japan. On 2016/04/14 there was an earthquake with magnitude M 6.2 that initiated this series of earthquakes. The largest aftershock was a magnitude M 6.0. … Continue reading

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Volcano Report: Pavlof

Pavlof Volcano (PV) is erupting. PV is located near Sand Point Alaska, along the eastern Aleutian Magmatic Arc. The Alaska Volcano Observatory placed the PV into alert level “warning” and aviation color code red. Below is the description of the … Continue reading

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